|A talented friend training with one of her horses. Courtesy of A. Noble 2011|
You have shown me you know me so much better than I do, and you have a purpose for every high and low point I face. I want to run now, but you have been preparing me to run a much bigger race — one that requires training and preparation.
In your wisdom, you knew I needed to learn how to face criticism as a tool to build me up rather than tear me to pieces.
I needed to learn that the rejection of a particular story wasn’t a rejection of who I am or who I aim to be.
I needed to see there would be days when words would come easily and weeks where they wouldn’t, and that I needed to persevere equally during both seasons.
Anyone can run with men. Lord, I want to run with the horses. Not the tame ones that prance along. I want to be able to keep pace with the mustangs that run and run, and yet never seem to tire.